Family moves into Durham Habitat for Humanity home

Posted February 21, 2010

— Members of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities came together Sunday to dedicate the Rahlan-Siu family’s new Habitat for Humanity home at 1009 Carroll St. in Durham.

Habitat of Durham’s Interfaith Build brings different faith communities together to build homes while working to understand other beliefs.

 “Habitat of Durham’s Interfaith Build made the Rahlan-Siu family’s dream of homeownership reality and also built a community of understanding and respect among Durham's Christians, Jews and Muslims. The legacy of this project will be a multiplication of blessings, stretching far beyond one family, one home and one neighborhood," Rebecca Hix, Habitat of Durham’s Interfaith Build leader, said in a news release.

The Rahlan-Sui family’s home is among nearly 40 Habitat homes built in the area.

The Rahlan-Sius, a Montagnard family, are refugees from Vietnam. Habitat of Durham has worked with several Montagnard families over the past three years.

Families come to the Triangle with support from Lutheran Family Services and area congregations mentor families through the resettlement.


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  • devilblue Feb 24, 2010

    I am just a white single mother who is employed and I work hard for any and everything I have even without the support from my childs father and have never asked for help even from my family. I don't believe in charity. Take care of yourself and your children. Don't expect others to help you out. You are in control of your own destiny. I only had one child because I knew that was all I could afford to take care of and provide for. Government programs should stop paying these women that don't work and keep reproducing like rabbits. I am sure people that volunteer and build these homes get a warm feeling of doing something good for the community but it still seems like a hand out.

  • Nikka Feb 23, 2010

    Habitat homes are well built, I am dismayed that there are so many available on the foreclosure market.

  • archmaker Feb 23, 2010

    i hope you whiners and critics understand that no one 'gives' them a home. they have to pay for the home.

    people's charity and volunteerism helps keep the cost low and habitat provides the no-to-low interest loan. the mortagage that they pay helps fund the next house. and there are a set of rules they have to follow.

    here's the whiner/dumb quote for the day:

    'when i was on welfare and food stamps, did anyone ever help me out, NO!" craig t. nelson (actor)

  • csplantlover Feb 22, 2010

    I wish someone would build ME a house - I dont have a job, cant get food stamps or anything else free for that matter. Yet we are worried about this??? I dont get it.........No jealousy here - just profound bewilderment.

  • WRALblows Feb 22, 2010

    "I believe it ! Whatever happened to people "earning" what they get."

    The high unemployment rate for starters....

  • anneonymousone Feb 22, 2010

    Reading this article just made me like people better.

    One house doesn't speak for the entire program, alwayslovingu30.

  • wcumom Feb 22, 2010

    I believe it ! Whatever happened to people "earning" what they get.We have become a country who begs instead of works!

  • alwayslovingu30 Feb 22, 2010

    well only one was built in Zebulonn.c. over 15 years ago an no more were to be built because they has alot of average middle class Workers.Plumbers/carpenters.electricians all of witch live in johnston/wake county.after is was finished A new drug haven was established there in the new habitat for humantity..It was built in A drug infested part of town.All of the workers an providers I knew said it would never happen again an they havent buit anything for any habitat ever again
    Zebulon n.c./////Post this one its very true